Talia Bar

Associate Professor


Homepage:  http://talia-bar.uconn.edu/

Vita:  CV

Subject Areas: Industrial organization, Microeconomics

I graduated from Yale University and happily returned to CT in 2013 to join UConn. I moved here from Ithaca NY where I was an assistant professor and senior lecturer at Cornell University. I am a micro and industrial organization economist, interested in innovation and patent policy, and also in the economics of higher education, specifically grading policies.

Education:

Ph.D., Economics, Yale University

B.Sc., Mathematics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Honors and Appointments:

— Grillo Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Connecticut

— Grillo Award for Research Excellence, University of Connecticut

— Raymond Powell Teaching Prize, Yale

Courses Taught:

— Intermediate Microeconomics

— Microeconomic Theory (graduate)

— Industrial Organization

— Game Theory

Research Interests: Innovation, Patent Policy, Economics of higher Education

Selected Publications

 “Project Selection: Commitment and Competition.” Games and Economic Behavior, 2016, Volume 96, Pages 30–48, with Vidya Atal and Sidartha Gordon.

“Patent Quality and a Two-Tiered Patent System.” Journal of Industrial Economics, 2014, 62(3):  503–540, with Vidya Atal.

“Optimal Project Selection Mechanisms.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2014, 6(3): 227-55, with Sidartha Gordon.

“Collaboration and Networking in Cooperative Standard Setting.” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2014, Volume 23(1), with Aija Leiponen.

“Partisan Grading.” American Economics Journal: Applied Economics, (2012), 4(1), 30-48, with Asaf Zussman.

“Putting Grades in Context.” Journal of Labor Economics, (2012), 39(2), 445 – 478, with Vrinda Kadiyali, Asaf Zussman.

“Prior Art: to Search or not to Search.” International Journal of Industrial Organization, (2010), 28(5), 507-521, with Vidya Atal.

“Grade Information and Grade Inflation: The Cornell Experiment.” Journal of Economics Perspectives, (2009), 23(3), 93-108, with Vrinda Kadiyali, Asaf Zussman.

“Defensive Publications in an R&D Race.” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, (2006), 15(1), 229-254.

 

Contact Information
Emailtalia.bar@uconn.edu
Phone+1 860 486 3550
Mailing AddressUnit 1063
Office Location335 Oak Hall
Office HoursSpring: Thurs 11:00AM-12:30PM or by appointment. Fall: W 1:30PM-3:00PM or by appointment